When the sun’s shining and the evenings are long, there is nothing better than enjoying time outside with friends and family. Whether you are planning a barbeque for your nearest and dearest or an anniversary party, make the most of your garden with these helpful tips so your get-together is one to remember!

Seating

Ensure there is enough seating for your guests to relax – even if you are planning to dance the night away, people appreciate having the option of sitting down. For a relaxed barbeque or pool party provide your guests with the opportunity to put their feet up with a Vidaxl sun lounger or go for the picnic vibe by laying rugs on the grass. If you’re planning on eating in a more formal style, check out table and chair sets, like these Vidaxl patio furniture styles.

Decorations

You can’t have a party without decorations and a garden party is no exception. Bunting is a popular option for outdoor celebrations, but you don’t have to limit yourself. Balloons can transform your space and en masse they look highly effective. Bunches of helium-filled balloons make fantastic centerpieces for tables (don’t forget the weights!) and a balloon arch will create a great focal point and look wonderful in any photograph.

Photo Moments

Memories of your party will live forever in the form of photographs, so encourage your guests to take plenty of pictures! Your garden may have stunning natural backdrops for photos that would be great in fix and flip properties, especially if you have a mass of climbing flowers such as sweet peas or clematis, but if you are not green fingered, don’t despair. An artificial flower wall that matches your color scheme will not only look effective but create an instantly Instagramable background. For a fun option, why not create a photobooth with props? Oversized glasses, feather boas, inflatables, hats and wigs are ideal for allowing your guests to get creative. Set up a tablet on a tripod, turn on the camera feature with a ten second timer and let your family and friends strut their stuff. You will have an album of fun photographs to share afterwards.

Lighting

As the sun sets, you will want to be able to party on into the night. Thankfully, there are plenty of lighting options available and there is something for every budget. Choose a lighting option that best suits your theme and event – for weddings, natural candlelight captures the romance of a love-filled day but if it is a graduation party you’re hosting you might prefer disco lights for a young, funky vibe. Fairy lights are an excellent choice for any party – the more the better – and if you have a firepit or a chiminea you’ll benefit not only from the glow of the campfire but also the warmth it provides. Don’t forget glow sticks for the dance floor!

However you prepare for your party, be sure to capture your personality in the details. This is what will make it memorable and have your guests talking fondly about the event in years to come.

Don’t Forget About Tablescape

In fact, you should focus on it. Whenever discussing garden parties, all you really need for a great memory is good food and a perfect outdoor backdrop. As a simple example, use a white tablecloth, a very simple one, and make sure your food shows plenty of patterns and colors. Then, add some flowers. Choose some that are great for both heat and wind. For instance, you can choose dahlias, garden spray roses, or something else that is tropical. If you use vases, you can add some pebbles or marbles.

As an extra tip, make sure all décor is weighted down. Do not use anything made out of paper if it is not heavy and firm.

Don’t Forget To Plan Games

Why not let your inner child out at the backyard party? It does not matter if the garden party is for kids or not. You can easily arrange some great entertainment. Choose games that people are going to love and you will surely love the results. For instance, you can always go for some lawn games, like croquet, bocce ball, and corn hole. If you do not like the hassle, all you need is a set of balls and you can play so many great games.

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